Minerals Plan: Key Issues & Options

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Document Section Derby & Derbyshire Minerals Core Strategy: Key Issues & Options Part Two: Vision, Objectives, Issues & Options Chapter 7: Major Issues & Options Objective A: Ensuring Sufficient Provision of Minerals How do we manage the potential increase in demand for coal? the Identifying Environmental Constraints section [List all comments on this document part]
Comment ID /3615457/6
Respondent Rachael Bust - Coal Authority [List all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 15 Jul 2010
MPG3 advises that areas where coal working is unlikely to be acceptable should be
indicated in the development plan. This is not necessarily a requirement to illustrate such areas
through a designation or constraint area on a plan. A criterion based policy for coal or for the wider
protection of environmental and cultural assets from mineral extraction can satisfactorily address
the issues. Consequently The Coal Authority considers that the definition of surface mining
constraint areas are no longer justified or necessary as a plan designation and they represent an
inflexible planning tool which will duplicate other environmental and cultural designations and
considerations that are satisfactorily addressed in other policies both at the national and regional
levels already.